jbraun2828 and Powerplay J: I agree with your points, but what other information do we have to work with? If someone can buy a brand-new 35 Cig (or OL or NT) with 525s for $270k, I'll take my hat off to them. Street pricing is what counts.
I understand the new-vs-used point as well, but in the case of this 353, we're talking new. If there are better new values out there, let's see them!
Retired! Boating full-time now.
Good new boat to compare against.
Loaded with lots of options
Checkmate has a well known build quality also
Even the ad says there are discounts, obviously price would increase with 525's, but you have to factor in the same discounts etc.
How do we even know the OP is telling the truth on the price of that 353?
Whats to stop someone else from coming on this thread and making up a low price on some other new boat??
They "negotiated" prices are kept secret as a sales tool to make the buyer "feel" like they are getting a deal of a lifetime.
Please don't bash this post, or Checkmate. This is a honest comparasion showing that there are other good deals on good boats. Not saying this boat is better or worse than the 353. Both are sweet boats and any of us on here would love to own either, just might not enjoy paying for them!
Last edited by offshorexcursion; 01-12-2012 at 03:24 PM.
"We are having a great year ó in fact, we are having a record year. Thatís the good news. The not-so-good news is the majority of our sales are coming from used, not new boats and we see this trend continuing in performance boating for years to come. Although there is a buyer for every seller, the buyers are buying for a fraction of what a new boat costs, which is holding back new boat sales."
That checkmate's pretty impressive though, very nice looking and Checkmate makes a good boat. My brother-in-law still has his '86 21' which he runs pretty hard.
I like Chevy, you like Toyota, he likes Acura, she likes Audi, he likes volvo, she likes Saab....blah blah blah
The most common thing I've noticed, majority of people people think what they own is the best. Especially with type A performance boaters.
At the end of the day Formula is one of the great performance boats on the market.
It's still not an Apache, but it's pretty close!
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